Hurricane Isaac


Reasons for Optimism for New Orleans’ Future ~Dr. Ezra Boyd, DisasterMap.net

Declarations of the death of an American city have given way to new reasons to be optimistic about New Orleans’ future.  Anyone who has visited the city recently will tell you that the metro area is well into a robust period of re-population and recovery. The numbers support this view. New Orleans itself has regained…


USDA Secretary announces additional Emergency Watershed Protection funding to states affected by natural disasters

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced Monday that USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service will send an additional $66.8 million in Emergency Watershed Protection Program funds to help disaster recovery efforts in 15 states. The largest portion of the funds will go to Colorado, which will receive more than $19 million for recovery from one of the…